“The Tyne Exile's Lament”


"I sat by the side of a broad rolling river That sparkles along on its way to the sea; By my thoughts fly again o'er the wide-heaving main... I wish I were again on the banks of the Tyne." The singer recalls Tynside and hopes to be buried there


The notes in Stokoe/Reay say that an anonymous author wrote this and wanted his name to remain secret. It seems rather likely that Stokoe himself was responsible for this banal piece of local patriotism. - RBW


  1. Stokoe/Reay, pp. 78-79, "The Tyne Exile's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3143
  3. BI, StoR978


Author: Words: Anonymous (John Stokoe)/Music: Samuel Reay
Earliest date: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)